Official Title
Impact of Multi-Denominational Prayer on Morbidity and Mortality of Patients Admitted to the Intensive Care Unite With Corona Virus Infection
Brief Summary

This is a multicenter; double blind randomized controlled study investigating the role of remote intercessory multi-denominational prayer on clinical outcomes in COVID-19 + patients in the intensive care unit. All patients enrolled will be randomized to use of prayer vs. no prayer in a 1:1 ratio. Each patient randomized to the prayer arm will receive a "universal" prayer offered by 5 religious denominations (Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Buddhism) in addition to standard of care. Whereas the patients randomized to the control arm will receive standard of care outlined by their medical teams. During ICU stay, patients will have serial assessment of multi-organ function and APACHE-II/SOFA scores serial evaluation performed on a daily basis until discharge. Data assessed include those listed below.

Coronavirus Infection

Behavioral: prayer

receive prayers daily while in ICU

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

- Male or female greater than 18 years of age

- Confirmed positive for COVID-19

- Patient admitted to Intensive Care Unit

Exclusion Criteria:

- Patients admitted to ICU for diagnosis that is not COVID-19 positive.

Eligibility Gender
Eligibility Age
Minimum: 18 Years ~ Maximum: 110 Years
United States

Research Medical Center
Kansas City, Missouri, United States

Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, MD, Principal Investigator
Kansas City Heart Rhythm Institute

Kansas City Heart Rhythm Institute
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MeSH Terms
Coronavirus Infections